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Ansar al-Sunnah Claims Responsibility of Bombings Targeting American and Iraqi Forces in Kirkuk, al-Mosul, Balad, and Arab Jabour, and Assassinating a Member of al-Barazani’s Party
By SITE Institute
September 19, 2005

Ansar al-Sunnah, in seven communiqués issued today, September 19, 2005, claims responsibility for several bombing operations targeting American and Iraqi forces in Kirkuk, al-Mosul, Balad, and Arab Jabour, and the assassination of a member of Masoud al-Barazani?s ?converted party? in al-Mosul:

  1. The first communiqué describes an operation Saturday targeting a Bishmarka patrol on the road of Kirkuk in al-Mosul, where the group attacked with machine guns. A ?number? of the patrol were allegedly killed and injured in the attack.
  2. An improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated Saturday on an American mine detector in Kirkuk, causing ?significant? damage to the vehicle.
  3. Yesterday, a Krad rocket as fired at a police center in Samarra, making a ?direct hit?.
  4. The fourth communiqué states that a member of Masoud al-Barazani?s ?converted party? was assassinated, as his BMW car was burned in the district of al-Bakr in al-Mosul on Saturday.
  5. According to the fifth message, an IED was detonated last Thursday on an American Humvee in al-Mosul, allegedly killing ?five general of the cross forces.? The message indicates that the executors of this operation were sought for two days in the area of al-Debs.
  6. A car bomb was detonated today on an American convoy in Balad, completely destroying a Humvee.
  7. The seventh communiqué highlights a bombing operation targeting a ?crusaders? troop transportation vehicle? in the area of Arab Jabour, damaging the vehicle and allegedly killing and injuring those who were on it.

A full translation of the seven messages is provided to our Intel Service members.


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